Chee Hoo is the Head of UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE), part of a region-wide network of Observatories stemming from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Action Plan. He also coordinates the Masters in Education (Music) program and teaches courses primarily related to research in music education and primary music education within the Visual & Performing Arts Academic Group in NIE.
A recipient of the Overseas Graduate Scholarship from NTU-NIE, Chee Hoo completed his doctorate in Music Education at the University of Washington. He had previously been awarded the Sorensen Memorium, Boeing, Irvine Endowment Scholarships, the Lee Kuan Yew and the Association of Nanyang University Graduates Gold Medals.
Chee Hoo's research interests include issues towards identity, cultural diversity and multiculturalism, technology and globalization in music education; children's musical cultures; creativity and improvisation; and elementary music methods.
Chee Hoo is currently on the editorial board of IJME (International Journal of Music Education), RSME (Research Studies in Music Education) and IJCM (International Journal of Community Music). He is a member of the steering committee of INRAE (International Network for Research in Arts Education) and a board member of APSMER (Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research). He has previously been an associate editor with IJEA (International Journal of Education and the Arts).
Chee Hoo has published two edited book (1) Contextualized Practices in Arts Education: An International Dialogue on Singapore; (2) Musical Childhoods of Asia and The Pacific, school textbooks, instructional web manual, book chapters, journal articles and made numerous conference presentations at local and international settings. Please refer to his publication list for details.